Survivor Stories

Surviving a Narcissistic Mother In Law (NMIL): A Reader Shares Her Story

Following is a recent story shared by a reader with a narcissistic mother-in-law: Initially, I wasn’t sure if this could be considered a survivor story since as I am still dealing with my narcissist, but I think we might be at a point of no return – meaning, things have come sharply to head like […]

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Hypochondriac Narcissistic Mother Survivor Story

A reader shares her thoughts about her elderly narcissistic mother and hopes others can join in the conversation: I am the youngest of four children. My parents were married 61 years, and devout Catholics. Outwardly, we probably appeared to be a wholesome family. In reality, the dysfunction was severe, and centered around my mother, who […]

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Narcissistic Mother Survivor Story

A male reader shares his experience of his narcissistic adoptive mother in: THE PROMISED FAMILY THAT NEVER WAS Names in this story have been occluded in order to avoid legal hassles down the road for everyone involved. A little about me.  First of all, I’m male.  There is a lot of information and documentation about […]

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Calling All Survivors

We have something new on our blog! It is your opportunity to share your struggles, stories, and triumphs over your narcissistic mother and other narcissists in your life. If you have a story to share, email it to Michelle at the address to your right and it can appear on our “Survivor Stories” page. This gives […]

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Surviving My Narcissistic Mother

The following is a survivor story from one of our readers: I was a parentified, enmeshed adult daughter of a narcissistic mother and complicit enabling father when I finally began to break free. It was following a semester away from home in university that I came to the realization that life was infinitely better when […]

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